Tammy grew up in a strict Jewish home. It shaped her early experiences around sex and marriage, and led her into situations that were unhealthy and downright dangerous.
Karin talks about living and loving with cerebral palsy. She is frank about planning, logistics, and how things like choice and vulnerability show up differently for her than for able-bodied people.
Vin married young and enjoys a positive and openly communicative sexual relationship with her husband. She talks about their explorations in erotica, kink, anal play, toys, plugs, and taboo porn, all in a curvy body.
Natalie talks about how binge and purge eating behaviors have affected her experience of sex and her body. She also traded sex for lodging when she didn’t have steady housing.
Tee is unhappily married, and unhappy with her sex life—like so many people. Also like too many, she experiences the lingering impacts of sexual assault. She’s doing the work of setting boundaries, trying to provide a good example for her kids, and is still hoping someday she’ll find a communicative and loving partner.
Stephanie shares how childhood shame led to an eating disorder, which had a profound affect on her ability to relate with her sexuality and her sexual partners.
Gretchen had limited sexual experience prior to age 40 because she believed she was ugly and broken. Finally the pain of isolation led her to seek sexual healing with a tantric practitioner.
After having a baby, a mom is feeling alone in the process of re-learning her body. Leah explains why it’s more than okay to seek support, and how that can generate its own kind of healing.
Leah talks about a consent violation she experienced during medical care last year, and also shares her insights into her own fear around exercising.